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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,603
Posted By blacknbluebikes

just do the 25.

just do the 25.
Forum: Foo
05-13-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Bloomberg has no need to use a SPAC, nor would...

Bloomberg has no need to use a SPAC, nor would they (he) give the SPACsters a 20% personal payout in the process. Banker-knife-fight is what you would see if they were looking at underwriting an...
05-12-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,288
Posted By blacknbluebikes

my QR levers are electronic. I control them with...

my QR levers are electronic. I control them with my iPhone. and they are red, because.
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Someone has to make the pro peloton look clean.

Someone has to make the pro peloton look clean.
05-12-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Medical Arts as opposed to Medical Science. ...

Medical Arts as opposed to Medical Science.
I've been to enough doctors now to see that if "it" isn't one of about 400 things they see all the time, then they don't know. That's OK, but patients...
05-11-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Why would I ever need an "emergency cassette...

Why would I ever need an "emergency cassette removal tool" ? Like, short of a cross-county touring expedition, I don't understand what situation would make this part of an on-the-road-mid-ride...
05-07-21, 11:15 AM
Forum: Foo
05-06-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By blacknbluebikes

HR Pufnstuf. Oh yeah, all the time as a kid. ...

HR Pufnstuf. Oh yeah, all the time as a kid. Gateway drug. I can still hear the theme song in my head.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Never walk away from an unlocked bike you can't...

Never walk away from an unlocked bike you can't afford to lose. Any tech solution for this is just giving you a false sense of security.
And I'm sure you can find the youtube vids showing how easy...
05-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Cancer will do it. Personal experience. Can't...

Cancer will do it. Personal experience. Can't recommend it, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,055
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is addressed in Rules 27 & 28.

This is addressed in Rules 27 & 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,030
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get...

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get good at hills, ride hills"
05-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Probably worth it to spend a little time...

Probably worth it to spend a little time searching the forums, no surprise that this question comes along pretty much weekly - and a lot of folks have chimed in with tons of advice. But, they're not...
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have an 820 from early 90's. Save yourself...

I have an 820 from early 90's. Save yourself some time and swap out the shifters into some NOS. I found them on Ebay in the past, pretty cheap. I think I paid like 35 for the pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,566
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm a shift-o-phile. Always managing back into...

I'm a shift-o-phile. Always managing back into that 85-90 cadence. I'm wondering if, at some point soon, this "retro" battery will be hard to replace...should probably start looking into that.
04-29-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,927
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You MUST assume this bike is going to be stolen. ...

You MUST assume this bike is going to be stolen. This posture leads to a "no tears" situation. In fact, I'd say "you take this bike to school and if you make good marks, I'll get you a better one...
04-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Because you can" is what I tell myself, a lot. ...

"Because you can" is what I tell myself, a lot. There came a time when I was suddenly "that guy" going up the subway steps to the street, so slow that everyone going to work had to push around me. ...
04-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Addidas Stan Smith, green stripe on white. ...

Addidas Stan Smith, green stripe on white. Quintessence. All else is compromise.
04-28-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just had a great rental experience out in...

I just had a great rental experience out in California. Suggestions: measure your BB to seat height and take the tape with you. consider taking your lights. Next time - definitely - I am going...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,566
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As a gadget lover, I have to admit that I once...

As a gadget lover, I have to admit that I once thought I would get some kicks out of this "peripheral Di2 gear." Glad I saved my money. Over 6 years of riding, I don't think I've ever had reason...
04-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,593
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Well, this thread's been going on for years now,...

Well, this thread's been going on for years now, and the kids are all grown up. Three of them passed the NJ Bar and are practicing attorneys in Bayonne, one is riding for Ineos this year in the Giro...
04-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find a lot of good 'reference material' on the...

I find a lot of good 'reference material' on the trainingpeaks dot com slash blog site.
Heart rate zones - lotta reference info out there on that. particularly interesting are the different ways to...
Forum: Triathlon
04-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By blacknbluebikes

a good-name bike in your size with mavic rims and...

a good-name bike in your size with mavic rims and shimano 105 -- IN THESE SUPPLY CONDITIONS? probably a take. might not be your long-term Tri solution, but if you need a 61 and you want to start...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By blacknbluebikes

yeah, they "got the memo" on providing top-notch...

yeah, they "got the memo" on providing top-notch support. smart management, solid products.
04-22-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,240
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Dangerous game taunting the Velominati. Just...

Dangerous game taunting the Velominati. Just sayin'...
04-22-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,438
Posted By blacknbluebikes

sounds like you want to burn calories, and that...

sounds like you want to burn calories, and that begs for "long, slow, steady." don't think 3x10. think 30 with 2 breaks, long as you want. gradually shorten the breaks. gradually increase the...
04-22-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,593
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy,...

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy, I'll go ahead and stick my hat in the ring.
1. I think the cops are doing the kids a favor by using "bike license" as an official reason here. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've had some great rides up around Brunswick,...

I've had some great rides up around Brunswick, required zero planning. Just hug the coast and follow the road. In your case you might want to start away from Portland, want to be a bit more rural. ...
04-21-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,847
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Strangely, I've never been barreling down a hill...

Strangely, I've never been barreling down a hill at 45mph thinking "wow, I wish I had bought the cheap tires..."
Forum: Foo
04-21-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By blacknbluebikes

HG, you haven't gotten a bead-jack yet? changed...

HG, you haven't gotten a bead-jack yet? changed my life.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,041
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My question is 'when are we going to put it in...

My question is 'when are we going to put it in the shoe?" then I don't have to think about it when I want to ride black bike, blue bike, black bike2, white bike... future bike.. "if the cleat fits,...
04-10-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Nah poh lee awhn

Nah poh lee awhn
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By blacknbluebikes

second the motion on fit. of course it can be...

second the motion on fit. of course it can be adjusted a bit, but if it's really off, you'll never be happy on that bike. otherwise, bikes are tough to find these days, so I wouldn't squabble too...
04-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.
04-09-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,383
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A lot of stupid things are really fun. Cycling...

A lot of stupid things are really fun. Cycling is fun, stoning is fun. Lots of fun things don't mix. C'est la vie.
04-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lafonda rides recumbent.

Lafonda rides recumbent.
Forum: Introductions
04-09-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By blacknbluebikes

greets. lots of stuff here on that. learning...

greets. lots of stuff here on that. learning the search engine will be valuable to you.
Forum: Foo
04-06-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Poor Larry. Not.

Poor Larry. Not.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm surprised at how loose I can set the...

I'm surprised at how loose I can set the retention without problems. Maybe you can get a little less friction?
04-06-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,420
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There are just too many times when the clock, the...

There are just too many times when the clock, the weather or the light just doesn't let me out. I'll probably keep it on. Now, which bike gets freedom and which stays in the dungeon?... hmm....
04-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I gave up on this, did not find an acceptable...

I gave up on this, did not find an acceptable solution. Go with a strap-based sensor and save yourself the hassle (I know you don't want to, but...). Wahoo Ticker X just replaced Polar H10. Polar...
04-06-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,383
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I don't remember.

Funny, I don't remember.
04-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a rope trick, as requested... ...

Here's a rope trick, as requested...
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Handlebar retention....
04-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I was bitten by a dangerous Missouri State...

I was bitten by a dangerous Missouri State Senator. Would this be covered?
04-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,827
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until...

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until post-ride, then I'm just doing a synch. Takes 30-40 seconds, then I'm looking at workout stats on Garmin Connect on my phone. Just don't boot the app...
04-01-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By blacknbluebikes

interesting. my 130 Plus doesn't do that. do...

interesting. my 130 Plus doesn't do that. do you mean that it beeps continuously when you're charging it? mine beeps once on laps (or 5mi default), beeps once on power-up, beeps once on sensor...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Tri bikes are around because people buy nice tri...

Tri bikes are around because people buy nice tri bikes and then quit doing triathlons, then realize that the bike is "fit for that purpose, not fit for this purpose." Tri/TT's are designed to go...
03-31-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,342
Posted By blacknbluebikes

watts is watts. just different stress points and...

watts is watts. just different stress points and impact, different muscles deployed. whatever you train for is easier - shocking.
03-31-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,377
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just need to know how many "20mo's" ... cause...

I just need to know how many "20mo's" ... cause at some point on every real hill, I start saying "do 20 more... ok, just do 20 more... juus duh tunney..."
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